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French Vocabulary

It’s time to move on to the essential French vocabulary that you will need on a trip to France or any other French-speaking destination!

We’ve included the English translation, audio for French pronunciation, and helpful cultural tips along the way! Allons-y !

Check out these free audio lessons on French vocabulary from Rocket French!

Directions in French

Ready to master directions in French? This free audio lesson will give you the essential travel French you need to navigate your way around a French-speaking country.

I wish it were as simple as learning the word for where in French and a few French road signs, but there’s a little more to it than that!

As you may have already guessed, asking for directions in French is relatively easy… but understanding the directions you are given may be a little more challenging.

But have no fear – just listen to the French pronunciation on the audio and practice saying the French words and phrases aloud, as you imagine yourself strolling around Paris or driving through Provence!

Dining in French

Want the lowdown on dining in French? In this French audio lesson you’ll learn French food words and other important words and phrases for dining in France.

French food is renowned as being among the best in the world. Now you can learn about ordering food in French so that you’ll have a great experience dining in France.

Eating in French

Planning on eating at a restaurant in France? This free online French audio lesson on **eating in French **is at the top of the menu!

Whether you are missing a piece of cutlery or a napkin, or the waiter asks what type of water you’d like, you’ll be able to speak French to get what you need. And after you’ve finished your meal you’ll be able to thank the waiter too.

Wine in French

After this free audio lesson you’ll be talking about wine in French like an expert!

Whether you’re looking for some local French wine to accompany your picnic in the countryside, or you’re planning some serious wine tasting in France, I’ve got you covered…

I’ve made a list of some essential French words about wine with audio, so you can listen to the French pronunciation and practice saying each word or phrase aloud.

You’ll learn everything from how to ask for a glass of red wine in French to finding your way around the wine regions in France.

Famous French food

Want the lowdown on some famous French food? This free French lesson with audio will have you pronouncing bouillabaisse and foie gras like a pro!

You’ll also learn what to look out for when you’re traveling around the French countryside. Remember, a life lived in fear is a life half-lived, so don’t be afraid to try new things!

Hotel in French

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask for a hotel in French? In this French audio lesson you’ll learn how to find suitable accommodation in French.

You’ll learn how to ask for different types of French hotel, or perhaps you’d prefer a hostel or a camping ground?

Once you’ve got a recommendation for good accommodation in France, you’ll also find out how to find transport to get there.

Booking a hotel in French

How do you book a hotel in French? In today's free audio lesson you’ll learn how to make a hotel reservation in French like a pro and impress your travel companions!

By the end of the lesson you’ll be able to say how many people and nights you’re booking for, ask how much it costs, and understand the answers in French as well.

Airport in French

If you want to travel in France, you need to know what to say at the airport in French. This online French audio lesson will teach you some important words and phrases you’ll need at a French airport.

You’ll learn how to find the departure hall, how to ask for a window seat, and how to know when your flight is boarding; all you need to know to get you on the plane in French

Talking about airplanes in French

When you’re traveling by air there are some French airplane words you may need to use. In this online audio lesson you’ll learn vocabulary to do with traveling on a plane in French.

Vocabulary for food in French

Discover common French menu items so you’ll be able to recognize them next time you’re dining French-style. I’ve also included some common French phrases that may come in useful when listening or speaking to the waiter.

Going out with French people

This lesson gives you some basic vocabulary about entertaining and going out in French.

Common meals in French

Talking about meals in French is easy once you master this vocab! Find out how to pronounce the French words for different types of meals with this free lesson! I hope you find these free French language lessons helpful.

Happy learning!

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team